Roman Road Construction
Jul 2, 2004
Standard Roman roads consisted of a metalled surface (ie gravel or pebbles) on a solid foundation of earth or stone. A simple yet technologically advanced plan was in place and implemented for the construction of each road. Where possible, roads were built in the straightest line possible, only avoiding major terrain obstacles where it made practical sense. A Roman road was a multi-layered architectural achievement, but the construction process was fairly simple to define.